According to a new report “several” WWE Superstars have tested positive for COVID-19.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider has reported that following the previous weekend’s loop of live events as well as TV tapings several stars were noted to be feeling “run down.” Some later tested positive for COVID-19, while others are yet to have receive their test results.
The concern is that the spread of the virus could have an impact on the upcoming post-Christmas set of television tapings. Although it should be noted that the December 24th edition of Friday Night SmackDown has already been taped so won’t be affected.
On Boxing Day, the Raw brand will roll into Madison Square Garden in New York City, while the SmackDown brand will compete at The Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The tour for both brands will continue to several cities in the United States and Canada, according to the report, and there are no plans for WWE to cancel any US-based performances at this time.
Things get trickier in Canada, where events are scheduled in Toronto, Ontario, and Laval, Quebec. The show in Laval has already been rescheduled after the province of Quebec was forced to shut down once more because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
It has been noted elsewhere that the Toronto show is still planned to go ahead with 50% capacity per Ontario’s new guidelines.
It remains to be seen if any outbreak of COVID-19 among WWE Superstars will affect their first pay-per-view event of 2022, New Year’s Day’s Day 1.